Katanga Governor Breaks Silence After Leaving Ruling Party
[African Arguments] Katanga's popular governor MoÃ¯se Katumbi could be the one politician able to mobilise enough votes across the DRC to challenge President Kabila.
Challenge to "Conflict Minerals" Court Ruling Is Essential
[ENOUGH] Washington, DC -The Enough Project highlighted today the significance of a looming deadline this Friday, October 2, for appeal of a court ruling on U.S. corporate "conflict minerals" reporting. On the heels of a disappointing decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals affirming that one part of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) requirement is unconstitutional, the SEC and other parties can petition for a review. Conflict minerals experts at the Enough Project are available to media for comment and interviews.
Atrocity Victims Deserve Better Justice
[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo government should urgently reform the country's justice system to better prosecute atrocities, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Falconets Coach, Dedevbo Writes Off Congo
[This Day] Falconets head coach, Peter Dedevbo has said DR Congo have come to the end of the road in the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile.
Congolese Senator Bemba in New ICC Trial
[JusticeInfo.net] Congolese Senator and former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba again faces judges of the International Criminal Court in a new trial that started September 29. On trial for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003, he is also accused of having tampered with several witnesses during the trial. Four others are accused along with him: his former lawyer AimÃ© Kilolo; another defence team member Jean-Jacques Mangenda; member of parliament and secreta
Witness Tampering Case Opens At the ICC
[Bemba Trial Website] The trial of former Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo and his four associates opened on Sept. 29 at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The prosecution gave opening statements detailing accusations of witness tampering during Bemba's other trial at the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Efe Ambrose Replaces Injured Omeruo
[Daily Trust] Celtic defender Efe Ambrose will replace injured Kenneth Omeruo for friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon.
Katumbi Quits DRC Ruling Party
[Zambia Reports] Popular Katangese businessman Moise Katumbi has quit the ruling party PPRD in what many observers say is sending shivers to Democratic Republican of Congo President Joseph Kabila whose mandate to govern the vast central African nation expires next year.
U.S. Envoy Underlines Need to Respect Term Limits
[allAfrica] As world leaders gather this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a crisis gaining little international attention may offer a big lesson on foreign policy.
Danjuma Lauds Falconets Victory
[Independent (Lagos)] Interim Super Falcons coach, Christopher Danjuma, has lauded the performance of the Falconet after its 2-1 away win against DR Congo on Sunday.
Talks to Mend Ties Between Rwanda, DRC
[East African] Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are working on a joint security plan that could mend ties between the two countries after almost three years of hostilities.
Bemba's Witness Tampering Trial Opens Sept. 29
[Bemba Trial Website] The trial of former Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo and his four associates opens Sept. 29 at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The five are accused of offences against the administration of justice in connection with the testimonies of witnesses who testified in Bemba's previous trial for murder, rape, and pillaging allegedly committed by his fighters.
Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo in Renewed Conservation Efforts
[New Times] Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo have renewed commitment to jointly conserve flora and fauna in the Greater Virunga Landscape.
Boat Riders Decry Lack of Protective Gear
[East African] Boat riders in Lake Kivu have expressed concerns over limited supply of safety and protective gear, which they said exposed them to accidents.
Babeker Winner Gives Merreikh Narrow Advantage
[CAF] Striker Bakri 'Al Medina' Babeker proved his status as the livewire of Sudanese side El Merreikh scoring a late winner in their 2-1 win over TP Mazembe on Saturday in Omdurman.
Editorial - DRC, Rwanda Should Keep the Momentum Against FDLR Going
[New Times] The issue of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia was top on the agenda when senior defence and military officials from Rwanda and DR Congo met in Kigali this week.
Payments On Comesa Platform Hit $1.76 Million
[East African] Payments made through a regional cross-border transfer system hit $1.76 million in the first six months of the year, indicating rising public awareness and uptake of a platform introduced to ease trade.
FDLR Resurfacing Poses Huge Threat to Great Lakes Security, Say Experts
[East African] The recent attack on Congolese soldiers by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) in a military camp at Rumangabo, 50 kilometres north of the North Kivu provincial capital Goma, shows a trend of increased activity by the rebels in the past few weeks.
U-20 Women World Cup Qualifiers - Nigeria Secures Away Win Over DR Congo
[Premium Times] Nigeria's women under-20 team, the Falconets, on Sunday edged closer to qualifying for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women World Cup as they defeated DR Congo 2-1 away in the Africa first leg, second round qualifiers.
Falconets Fly Over Congo in Kinshasa
[Independent (Lagos)] Early goals by Chinaza Uchendu and Chinwendu Ihezuo saw the U-20 Women National Team, Falconets defeats its hosts, DR Congo 2-1 in a 2016 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying match in Kinshasa on Sunday.